A couple of days ago, I decided to install Ubuntu as my OS on this machine (HP Envy).
Everything was great, the installation was pretty easy and fast…
The problem was when I started the OS itself… I could not use Wifi, and couldn’t connect to a wireless router and use an internet connection.
After going on the web and searching for it, I found the solution, and I guess it’s worth sharing in here.
So let’s go
Basically, you will have to run three commands on your terminal.
A very important step, as I said before I couldn’t use a wireless router, so to run these commands you must connect your computer with an internet cable, after that make sure you have a connection.
As we are gonna use the ‘sudo’ keyword, you might have to enter your password to make it work.
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
$ sudo modprobe wl
It was this simple, and then I could see the wireless networks around me, and could successfully use a wifi connection.